Period
to 22 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software Developer
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 112 92
Rank change year-on-year +13 -20 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 20 24 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.07% 1.07% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.11% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 5
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £500 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +53.85% -23.53%
10th Percentile £390 £310 £308
90th Percentile £525 £525 £505
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.75 £42.75
% change year-on-year +7.78% -2.34% +0.59%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies in Buckinghamshire with a recognized job title 1,783 2,166 1,702
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.99% 96.57% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 939 962 910
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £215 £215 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 105 65
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £17.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.55% +23.21% -
10th Percentile £9.00 £10.00 £8.70
90th Percentile £43.23 £58.25 £42.50
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year +5.56% -8.21% +12.06%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings that featured Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Buckinghamshire

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Developer in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Buckinghamshire

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Developer in Buckinghamshire

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in Buckinghamshire

Software Developer
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 22 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +14 17 £410 -18.00% 14
High Wycombe -1 2 £425 - 3
Software Developer
South East

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, Software Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Buckinghamshire region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 8 (40.00%) Finance
1 8 (40.00%) Java
1 8 (40.00%) OpenShift
2 7 (35.00%) Jenkins
2 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) Banking
3 5 (25.00%) SQL
3 5 (25.00%) QA
3 5 (25.00%) TDD
3 5 (25.00%) DevOps
4 4 (20.00%) Go
4 4 (20.00%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (20.00%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (20.00%) GitLab
4 4 (20.00%) Spring Boot
4 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (20.00%) PaaS
4 4 (20.00%) Node.js
4 4 (20.00%) Pair Programming
4 4 (20.00%) Scrum
4 4 (20.00%) Retail Banking
4 4 (20.00%) Ruby
4 4 (20.00%) Google
4 4 (20.00%) Spring
4 4 (20.00%) Automotive
5 3 (15.00%) .NET
5 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (15.00%) C#

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (20.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (5.00%) Confluence
2 1 (5.00%) JBoss
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (5.00%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 8 (40.00%) OpenShift
2 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (20.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (20.00%) PaaS
3 1 (5.00%) GitHub
3 1 (5.00%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
1 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
1 1 (5.00%) NuoDB
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (20.00%) GitLab
3 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (10.00%) git-flow
5 1 (5.00%) Android Studio
5 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 7 (35.00%) Banking
3 4 (20.00%) Automotive
3 4 (20.00%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) Node.js
1 4 (20.00%) Spring
1 4 (20.00%) Spring Boot
2 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (15.00%) Spring Security
2 3 (15.00%) Web Services
2 3 (15.00%) XML
3 2 (10.00%) WCF
3 2 (10.00%) WinForms
4 1 (5.00%) Akka
4 1 (5.00%) Android SDK
4 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.00%) iOS SDK
4 1 (5.00%) Java EE
4 1 (5.00%) OAuth
4 1 (5.00%) React
4 1 (5.00%) RESTful
4 1 (5.00%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.00%) Fintech
2 1 (5.00%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Android
2 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) DevOps
2 5 (25.00%) TDD
3 4 (20.00%) Pair Programming
3 4 (20.00%) Scrum
3 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (15.00%) API Development
4 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (10.00%) Data Management
5 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (10.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (10.00%) ETL
5 2 (10.00%) Migration
5 2 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) System Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Workflow
6 1 (5.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) Java
2 5 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (20.00%) Go
3 4 (20.00%) Ruby
4 3 (15.00%) C#
4 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
5 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.00%) Apple Swift
6 1 (5.00%) C++
6 1 (5.00%) Objective-C
6 1 (5.00%) Scala
6 1 (5.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Google
2 2 (10.00%) IBM
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) Apple
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.00%) TIBCO